The Natural Studios, a JV formed with Banijay Group, today announces it is set to bring the Turner Twins to the small screen. Building on the business’ track-record in high-quality, popular adventure programming, Co-CEOs, Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman will place the thrill-seeking modern British adventurers in a range of precarious outdoor survival scenarios for audiences to enjoy. Development is currently well underway on a number of projects for UK and US broadcasters.
The Turner Twins are pioneering British explorers who have undergone a host of world-first expeditions to aid medical and scientific research. Monitoring the performance of historic clothing and equipment and their genetic and physical makeup, the two have travelled into the unknown, reaching several Poles of inaccessibility. Having rowed the Atlantic Ocean, climbed Mount Elbrus, attempted to trek the Greenland Ice Cap, and reached the Australian, North and South American and Iberian Poles, they are no strangers to danger and going where no man has gone before.
In a bid to reach all Poles of inaccessibility, the Twin’s adventures continue, discovering new knowledge to inspire positive change in the world. Now, having already partnered successfully with Banijay Asia in India on Into the Wild, The Natural Studios will team up with Banijay Group’s UK-based RDF Television to project the explorers to screen worldwide.
Delbert Shoopman, Natural Studios comments: “It’s amazing to discover raw talent like the Twins. With a proven track-record in pushing the boundaries of exploration and an impressive on-screen presence, they were always destined for television. Development is already in the works and while we, like everyone, are adapting to the new protocols around production, we are confident, that with RDF, we can bring an entertaining, high-adrenaline offering to market with universal appeal.”
The Turner Twins will provide the inspiration for the development process between The Natural Studios’ Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman and RDF Television’s Head of Factual Entertainment, Dan Barraclough. All projects will be developed in line with ongoing global Covid-19 restrictions.